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the lead role in defending against attacks like the taliban assault on the u.s. embassy in kabul. nato officials say afghans now participate in 90% of military operations. >> that is cause for optimism says analyst michael o'hanlon of the brookings institute. >> if you give them a gun and tell them where the enemy is and ask you them to maybe cover for each other as they move from rock to rock or building to building, they can do that kind of simple stuff because they are fighters. >> yet afghan forces remain vulnerable. last month they failed to stop a suicide bomber from killing 12 foreigners in kabul. 11 years after u.s. troops and allies topped the taliban, afghan forces are still unable to hold their own against the determined enemy. charlie d'agata, cbs news, afghanistan. >> jeff: we'll be back. >> jeff: the auses tree an skydiver felix baumgartner will attempt a record high jump leaping from 23 miles up. he hopes breaking the speed of sound along the way. mark strassmann will be watching. >> reporter: felix baumgartner leap of faith back in july was the skydive from 96,000 feet,
in defending against attacks like the taliban assault on the u.s. embassy in kabul. nato officials say afghans now participate in 90% of military operations. that's cause for optimism says this analyst. >> if you give them a gun and tell them where the enemy is and you ask them to maybe cover for each other as they move from, you know, rock to rock or building to building they can do that simple stuff because they are fighters. >> reporter: yet afghan forces remain vulnerable. last month they failed to stop a suicide bomber killing 12 foreigners. 11 years after u.s. troops and allies toppled the taliban, afghan forces are still unable to hold their own against a determined enemy. >>> coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" new poll numbers in the presidential race and a preview of mitt romney's foreign policy speech today at the virginia military institute. plus the latest on the meningitis outbreak. we'll talk to a doctor with the national foundation for infectious diseases and the recent drop in iphone thefts around the country and why that's actually got police worried. that a
police and nato troops got out of their vehicles at a market in eastern afghanistan yesterday. in all, 14 people died in the bombing. >>> eight american airlines jets have been grounded so inspectors can check out potential problems with passenger seats and their cabins. two american flights in three days were forced to land prematurely because seats came loose in mid flight. the first incident happened saturday when a 757 from boston to miami had to make an emergency landing when a row of seats came loose from the floor. >> we've got an unusual one for you. during climb out, passenger seats row 12 b, e, and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. we're thinking about going to kennedy to get the floor seats reattached to the aircraft. over. >> okay, that sounds like a good idea to me. >> it happened again monday. again, an american 757, and again, the flight was bound for miami, this time from new york. the plane had to return to jfk. the federal aviation administration says both planes recently underwent maintenance work that required seats be removed an
that landed in a turkish border down killing civilians. nato held an emergency meeting to asking syria to end the violations of international law. >> reporter: turkey took action against syria after a deadly shelling from the syrian side hit a turkish border town. among the dead a 6-year-old boy. several people were also injured including a police officer. turkey says it retaliated in points in syria detected with radar. the united states is in contact with turkish officials. >> it's a very dangerous situation. all responsible nations need to band together to persuade the assad regime to have a cease-fire. >> reporter: parts of the syrian city of lipo laid in rubles. following four explosions. syrian state tv said three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives killing 34 people. three blasts went off within minutes of each other near military officer's club. a fourth struck near the chamber of commerce. the city has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in the 18 month fight between rebels and government forces. syria's parliament condemned the bombings referring to the rebels
.s. because turkey is a nato ally and that scenario in this part of the world is very worrying. >> pelley: holly, thank you. y me marines are finally home nearly seven decades after being lost in war. in texas, the record drought has started a water war. and mission to mars, the rover's first big test when the cbs evening news continues. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ how do you help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. more than 50 times a day? so brighten your smile a healthy way with listerine® whitening plus restoring rinse. it's the only rinse that makes your teeth two shades whiter and two times stronger. ♪ listerine® whitening... power to your mouth. listerine® whitening... there's the sign to the bu
is a nato ally. however this morning we've also heard of the senior adviser to the turkish prime minister, who seemed to quell those fears saying turkey has no intention of going to war with syria but that turkey is capable of defending its borders and will retaliate when necessary. >> holly williams, thank you so much. clarissa ward is with us now, reporting on the uprising in syria for more than a year. good morning. >> good morning, charlie and norah. >> good to have you here. >> thank you. >> what is the reaction on the part of the people supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected? >> i think there's a sense now not just of disappointment, but actually of real bitterness. they know that they cannot win this war without sophisticated anti-aircraft weaponry. it's hard to overemphasize how devastating the effect of the regime's constant aerial b bombardment is on the cities. they know they need a no fly zone or those weapons. because they're not getting them from the west or international c
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